In the late 1950s our neighbor was a Mott estate employee and informed our parents that the Mott estate was inviting our family of 7 children, also our grandfather, who was living with us at that time, to visit the estate and pick apples for our own use. We felt very privileged to do so and were so grateful for the opportunity. Our mother was such a good cook she made apple pies and applesauce with this unexpected windfall. The C.S. Mott Foundation has been such a wonderful asset to our lovely city of Flint for so many years. I recently toured the gardens and the home on the Mott estate grounds. Anyone appreciating what the Mott family has contributed to this community would be privileged to take this tour.